Contacts is usually used as a list of specific characteristics of users, such as names linked to emails, webpage, telephony number, etc.

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Editing contact in GMail overwrites iPhone contact photo with a poor quality picture

I spend a decent amount of time setting the photos for all the contacts on my iPhone so that the photo will come up full-screen when talking to them on the phone. I use ActiveSync to sync my iPhone ...
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How can I merge duplicate contacts in Outlook?

I wanted to improve my address book and got a Memotoo account, which takes in contact info from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Android and Outlook (and several others). You can imagine that I ...
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What happens to Google contacts in the People app in Windows 8

In the People tile in Windows 8, you can connect to your different accounts, e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Google contacts. I have a lot of contact information in Google Contacts that I have carefully ...
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Multiple contacts with shared information

Background: I currently have several hundred contacts, synchronized between a Microsoft Exchange server and several mobile devices. I also save exported copies of the contacts in .vcf format. (The ...
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How to delete contacts from the Windows 8 People app?

I never really bothered to keep my Hotmail contact information up to date, so now that I connected it to Windows 8, suddenly I see all this outdated contact information or people I've long stopped ...
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What is the best way to import and/or sync Gmail-Google contacts with Skype contacts?

What is the best way to import and/or sync Gmail-Google contacts with Skype contacts? Is this even possible?
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Skype display picture saving

How can I save the display pictures of my friends and mine from Skype?
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Delete multiple contacts in Windows 8 People App

Is it possible to select multiple contacts in the People application instead of one at the time, so I can delete them all at once?
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Name typing in the “TO” line for last name recognition

I have outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 laptop. When I go to send an email at the "TO" line and I start typing the name, if I start to enter the last name it will not recognize anyone in my contacts and ...
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How do I manage contacts from multple accounts (twitter, facebook, gmail, etc,.)?

I have quite a few of online accounts that I use that have contacts within them. Here are a few examples: Gmail (4 accts) Google+ FaceBook LinkedIn Outlook.com The list goes on Within these ...
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Outlook - Sychronise contacts from exchange

At work the exchange server has details of all employees in the system. Then there is the Contacts folder in Outlook. I can populate this with all staff, but, I want to synchronise it against all ...
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Easy way to share a changing email group listing?

I have a group of friends and acquaintances that participate in a periodic activity during lunch hours at work (for example getting together to play cards, or a game of soccer, etc). The problem is ...
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Outlook 2007 - How to save Address book entries as Contacts?

In Outlook 2007, what is the way to save Address book entries as Contacts? The "Add to contacts" option under Address book's file menu is grayed out.
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Cannot import Gmail contacts into Windows 8 People app

I know there is a lot of talk of this around the net, and I have done my research, but I'm still not getting any joy. In the People app, I have connected it with my GMail account. This is confirmed ...
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How can I send an email to a 'Company' (or any other field) by default in Outlook 2010?

When you start typing in a name in the 'To' field in a new email the email address of said person will be automatically selected. However, this only works with the contact's First and Surname, is ...
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Windows 8 Google Contacts Sync doesn't sync custom fields

I installed Windows 8 Pro a couple days ago. In the in-built "People" app, since there were options to sync contacts with several third party services like Facebook, Linkedin etc., I wanted to sync my ...
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How can I store time zone information in an Outlook Contact?

Is there a way to store the time zone of an individual in an Outlook 2010 Contact? This would be useful for making sure that I am not calling them or scheduling a meeting for after business hours.
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Are scratched gold contacts a sign for already used RAM?

I bought 2x1GB RAM from Corsair. On both RAMs I can see that the gold contacts have little scratches. The RAM was already in a computer. Now my question is: can the RAM still be new? Maybe the ...
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Can I retrieve a contact image from the iPhone contact list?

I have a picture I snapped with my iPhone that I set as the image for someone on my phone contact list. Now I've lost the original image out of the photo folders. Is there any way to pull it out of ...
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How to copy iPhone contacts on Mac?

I just got a new Mac. My iPhone contacts are extensive and complete. I understand that if I want to sync the computer and the IPhone, I must make sure the computer is the source since all existing ...
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How to make Outlook show names as Firstname, Lastname?

I use Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 and the default setting is to show names as Lastname, Firstname. I want to make it show Firstname, Lastname (recently when someone emailed me, I read the subject of the ...
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Syncing contacts between Mac, Nokia E51 and iPod touch

Currently I have all my contacts and calendar items in the cloud on my GMail account, but I have no way of syncing them between all three of my devices. How can I go about syncing them all together ...
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Combining / deduplicating contacts in Windows 8 People app

Is there a way of combining or deduplicating contacts in the Windows 8 People app? For some reason I have double entries of many contacts (with identical names), and the app isn't smart enough to ...
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Synchronize iPhone contacts with Windows 7 PC, without using iTunes

I want to copy my iPhone 3G contacts to my Windows 7 PC without going through iTunes. When this is completed, I'll purchase an iPhone 4s that I would then like to synchronise with my PC contacts. ...
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How to sync Apple Address Book with Windows Live Contacts?

It seems so easy to sync my contacts in my Apple Address Book with my Google Account, how about with my Windows Live account? I don't have Outlook, most solutions I've seen require Outlook.
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How to sync Apple Address Book with WP7 Phone?

I'm on a Mac, how do I sync my Apple Address Book contacts with the contacts on my Windows Phone 7 phone?
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Backup iPhone contacts to a readable format

is there a way to backup or extract the contacts from an iPhone to a more "open source" like format on windows? i cant use this iTunes encrypted backup.
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Can Thunderbird read the addresses from all received mail into the Address book?

I formatted the HDD on my work PC this weekend, and I only made a backup of the non-hidden folders in my home folder. I didn't think I'd lost anything important, but... I only noticed when I tried to ...
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How to open an Outlook contact using a Windows command-line script?

I tend to store a lot of information in the Notes fields of Outlook contacts. Accessing this detailed info for a specific contact in Outlook 2013 requires many steps on the Windows desktop: opening ...
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Define custom aliases for outlook contacts

I have a close coworker whom I email almost daily. Let's call her "Leigh Wilson". The global address book at my company has several other people with the first name "Leigh" and/or the last name ...
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Recover Exchange contacts from iPhone without Exchange access

Problem: I am trying to copy ~300 contacts from my iPhone (in a Microsoft Exchange mail account that I now don't have the password for) to my computer / GMail account. Background. I have been using ...
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Syncing contact groups between Google and Address Book

I just turned on Google syncing in my Snow Leopard (Mac OS X) Address Book, but I'm not seeing my Address Book groups in Gmail or Google Voice. Is this supposed to be the case? Is there a way to get ...
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Address book software that knows people share addresses

I'm a bit frustrated with Outlook and Google contacts, as neither understand that people share addresses, or that one address can represent several people. So you either have crappy custom fields like ...
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How to merge contacts from two skype account automatically?

I have two Skype account and want to merge the two contact list into one quickly. How can I do that? Update I found myself one way to do this, but to accept the sent contacts from the 2nd account, I ...
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Outlook 2007 export contacts including list info

I want to export all contacts in outlook 2007 for import to gmail. Many of the contacts are members of various distribution lists, but there are no info in the exported csv-file as to which ...
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How do I easily combine multiple cells from Excel into a single cell?

If I have a couple thousand contact records in excel with columns with values of "First Name", "Last Name", and "Title" how could I combine those values into a column called "Contact" in the same row? ...
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How to sync Outlook contacts with GMail and Windows Mobile?

What's the best way to keep my contacts in sync between Outlook (Exchange), my free GMail account, and my Windows Mobile phone? Ideally I'd like to be able to make a change in any of these places and ...
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On Pidgin, how to search for the next person with a name?

In the contact list, when I type a name, it highlights the first match. How to find the second match? I tried F3 with no avail.
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Exporting Outlook 'previously emailed' contacts who aren't in the address book

When sending an email to someone in Outlook it remembers their address, so if you try and send another email to them it'll prompt you with it - even if you haven't added them to the address book. Is ...
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What is the best way to import and/or sync Gmail-Google contacts with MagicJack contacts?

What is the best way to import and/or sync Gmail-Google contacts with MagicJack contacts? Is this even possible?
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Outlook 2013: Calendar & Contacts - How to Mark All as Read

In Outlook 2013, the folder view is showing my Calendar and Contacts with a number to the right of it. I assume this means there are "unread" items in Calendar and Contacts. Perhaps my assumption is ...
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Where does Windows 7 store bluetooth phone contacts and calendar data?

Windows 7 has feature can help you connect mobile phone via bluetooth. I wonder where Windows 7 stores bluetooth phone contacts and calendar data as I could not find it in documents location ?
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How to export contact information and/or photos out of my cellphone?

My cellphone is M300 by Samsung. I was wondering how to export contact information and/or photos from my cellphone to my laptop (Lenovo T400 Ubuntu 10.10) or a flash drive, on both hardware and ...
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Tool for managing Outlook 2007 contacts

I have to manage my boss' Outlook contacts, but I don't have an Outlook license (or rather, I don't really need it). Now I wondered whether there is a good and fully functional tool which allows me ...
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Automatically add email addresses to outlook contacts

Is there any way to automatically add the email address to my outlook contacts? Can we get option like adding email addresses from which I get mails or the addresses to which I send mails to the ...
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Skype: Changing contacts display pictures

Is it possible to for me to change my contacts display pictures in Skype (v. 5.1.0.112). It could be nice to be able to set a display picture on my fixed-lined contacts - they all show up as a ...
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Compare and take some contacts from Address Book Archive

I've got an Address Book Archive (.abbu) file that I backed up a while ago. For some reason some of my contacts got deleted, and I know they're in this backup. I have also changed and added some ...
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Why can I suddenly not send emails to my contact groups in Outlook?

I was able to send emails to my groups in Outlook and then suddenly about 6 weeks ago it stopped working. I get this message: "EmailAddress or Itemid must be included in the request" I haven't ...
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How to create an Outlook contact group from a list of mail recipients?

I have a mail with a list of recipients I would like to create an address book contact group from, but the only way I can find is to copy and add each one individually. Surely there is a way to copy ...
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How to back up Outlook 2007 emails and contacts using a backup utility without exporting?

I am looking for a way to automatically back up my Outlook 2007 emails and contacts without having to open Outlook. I want to use Windows 7's backup utility like I would any other file on my PC. ...